Curved, straight or bean-shaped: bacilli come in many variants and are widely spread.

Salmonella typhi

Salmonella typhi is a facultative anaerobic, Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium belonging to the Enterobacteriaceae family. The obligate pathogenic bacterium causes typhus. Infections with S. typhi belong to the notifiable diseases in accordance with the Federal Law on the Prevention of Infectious Diseases in Humans (IfSG).

Transmission mainly occurs via contaminated water and food respectively.

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